Originally published in Compass, October 31, 2013
Christmas Angels celebrates 25th season
It may seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas but the Christmas Angels are gearing up to spread their wings for their 25th season. The program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need residing in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Orland and Deer Isle/Stonington. When the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill took on the program in 1989 there were some 40 children served. Last year they served 136 children, the church reported in a news release.
Each Angel (volunteer shopper) will be given a detailed list of a child’s clothing needs, including age, clothing size and specific needs. Individuals can shop for one or more children, and clubs and businesses can organize as a team to shop for one or more families. Most of the shopping will take place in November and the gifts will be distributed beginning December 12th.
To learn more about how you can take part in the Christmas Angels program, contact Kim Williamson at email@example.com or 374-2092 by December 1 if possible. Financial donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Send checks with the notation “Christmas Angels” to Christmas Angels, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, P.O. Box 444, Blue Hill, ME 04614.
To receive a request form for assistance from the program, contact Wendy Ritger at 374-2891 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Early signup by November 22 is highly recommended for this popular program, but all who contact the Angels by December 3 will receive assistance.